Kevin McLeod

Co-Chair, Math Steering Committee

414-229-5269
kevinm@uwm.edu

Kevin McLeod is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Kevin McLeod earned his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota with a thesis in which (he likes to say) he proved that there can only be one bubble of water vapor in a pan of boiling water. His current research interests are in Differential Equations and Mathematical Physics, and he has taught a wide variety of mathematics courses at UW-Milwaukee, from the gateway Quantitative Reasoning course to advanced graduate courses in mathematical analysis. He has long had an interest in mathematics education and has received awards for good teaching from both the University of Minnesota and UW-Milwaukee.  He was a co-principal investigator for the Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership from 2003 to 2011, and he continues to work extensively with teachers, both in Milwaukee and across Wisconsin. In January 2022, he also was named as the UW-Milwaukee math alignment team lead for the Moon Shot for Equity initiative. 

 

Alex Smith

Co-Chair, Math Steering Committee

715-836-3673
smithaj@uwec.edu

Alex Smith is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Alex Smith has a PhD in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley. He has been on the mathematics faculty at UW-Eau Claire since 1990 and has been chair since 2007. He is also the academic director for the UW-Eau Claire Master of Science in Data Science and interim chair of the Department of Computer Science. Over the years, he has been involved with several curricular initiatives, including calculus reform and UW Women and Science.

 

Leadership Team and Special Committees

Project Team

Alice Pulvermacher, former Math Initiative Principal Investigator, led the Project Team through mid-May 2022. Jennifer Kosiak, mathematics professor at UW-La Crosse, and Carrie Tirel, mathematics associate professor at the Fox Cities branch campus of UW Oshkosh, served as the first chair and vice chair of the Math Steering Committee (MSC) and members of the Math Initiative Project Team from 2017 to 2021; they remain on the MSC as members, and Carrie Tirel began serving in a consultant role in June 2022. Alex Smith and Kevin McLeod became co-chairs of the MSC in November 2021.

Name Affiliation Phone Email
Carrie Tirel Math Initiative Consultant; Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, UW Oshkosh Fox Cities Campus 920-832-2638 tirelc@uwosh.edu
Kevin McLeod Math Steering Committee Co-Chair; Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences, UW-Milwaukee 414-229-5269 kevinm@uwm.edu
Alex Smith Math Steering Committee Co-Chair; Professor and Department Chair, Mathematics, UW-Eau Claire 715-836-3673 smithaj@uwec.edu
Sandra Kallio Senior Editor, UW System Office of Academic Innovation 608-890-4369 sskallio@uwsa.edu
David Blough Senior Policy and Planning Analyst, UW System Office of Policy Analysis and Research 608-265-9796 dblough@uwsa.edu

Math Steering Committee

Institution Representative Email Phone Affiliation
UW-Eau Claire Alex Smith smithaj@uwec.edu 715-836-3673 Chair, Mathematics Department
UW-Green Bay Tetyana Malysheva malyshet@uwgb.edu 920-465-5024 Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics Department
UW-La Crosse Jennifer Kosiak jkosiak@uwlax.edu 608-785-8385 Professor, Mathematics Education
UW-Madison Clare Huhn clare.huhn@wisc.edu 608-265-9276 Senior Policy and Planning Analyst, Academic Planning and Institutional Research
Billy Jackson bjackson9@wisc.edu Faculty Associate, Department of Mathematics
UW-Milwaukee Kevin McLeod kevinm@uwm.edu 414-229-5269 Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences
UW-Oshkosh Linda Eroh eroh@uwosh.edu 920-424-7343 Professor, Mathematics Department
Carrie Tirel tirelc@uwosh.edu 920-832-2638 Professor, Department of Mathematics
UW-Parkside Qinghua Luo luo@uwp.edu Assistant Professor, Math and Physics Department
UW-Platteville Jason Thrun thrunj@uwplatt.edu 608-342-1944 Professor and Assistant Chair, Math Department
UW-River Falls Kathy Tomlinson kathy.tomlinson@uwrf.edu 715-425-4677 Professor, Mathematics Department
UW-Stevens Point Kevin Schoenecker kevin.schoenecker@uwsp.edu 715-346-2762 Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences
UW-Stout Eugen (Andrei) Ghenciu ghenciue@uwstout.edu 715-232-1376 Associate Professor, Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Department
UW-Superior Sergei Bezroukov SBezruko@uwsuper.edu 715-394-8523 Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science Department
UW-Whitewater Geethamali Samaranayake samarang@uww.edu Department Chair, Mathematics

 

Joint College Readiness in Mathematics Statement Committee

Institution Representative Email Affiliation
University of Wisconsin System Billy Jackson bjackson9@wisc.edu UW-Madison
Kevin McLeod kevinm@uwm.edu UW-Milwaukee
Wisconsin Technical College System Lori Ann Simmons lsimmons9@cvtv.edu Chippewa Valley Technical College
Kelly Galarneau galarnea@fvtc.edu Fox Valley Technical College
Wisconsin Mathematics Council Inc. Tammy Moynihan tmoynihan@cesa8.org CESA 8
Dave Ebert dde@oregonsd.net Oregon High School
Wisconsin Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Jen Szydlik szydlik@uwosh.edu UW Oshkosh

Education Subcommittee

Co-chairs

Institution Representative Email Affiliation
UW-La Crosse Jenni McCool jmccool@uwlax.edu Professor, Mathematics and Statistics
UW-La Crosse Jennifer Kosiak jkosiak@uwlax.edu Professor, Mathematics and Statistics

Members

Institution Representative Email Affiliation
UW-Eau Claire Jennifer Harrison harrisol@uwec.edu Associate Professor, Mathematics
Ryan Harrison harrisrm@uwec.edu Associate Professor Mathematics
UW-Green Bay Mary Gichobi gichobim@uwgb.edu Associate Professor, Education
UW-La Crosse Jenni McCool jmccool@uwlax.edu Professor, Mathematics and Statistics
UW-Madison Oh Hoon Kwon kwon@math.wisc.edu Associate Faculty Associate, Mathematics
UW-Milwaukee Xianwei Van Harpen vanharpe@uwm.edu Senior Lecturer, Mathematical Sciences
Kevin McLeod kevinm@uwm.edu Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences
UW-Oshkosh Jennifer Szydlik szydlik@uwosh.edu Professor, College of Education and Human Services
UW-Parkside Maria Franshaw franshaw@uwp.edu Assistant Professor, Institute of Professional Educator Development Department
UW-Platteville Erin Edgington edgingte@uwplatt.edu Assistant Professor, edTPA Coordinator
UW-River Falls Christy Pettis christy.pettis@uwrf.edu Teacher Education Faculty, College of Education and Professional Studies
UW-Stevens Point Sirin Budak sbudak@uwsp.edu Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences
UW-Stout Kevin Mason masonk@uwstout.edu Faculty, Education
UW-Superior Kristin Riesgraf kriesgra@uwsuper.edu Senior Lecturer, Mathematics
UW-Whitewater Rachel Chaphalkar chaphalr@uww.edu Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Institutional Change Team Members

Leaders

Institution Representative Email Affiliation
UW-Eau Claire Alex Smith smithaj@uwec.edu Chair, Mathematics Department
UW-Green Bay Clif Ganyard ganyardc@uwgb.edu Associate Professor, History and Humanities (formerly Associate Provost)
UW-La Crosse Robert Allen rallen@uwlax.edu Chair, Mathematics and Statistics
UW-Madison Jocelyn Milner jocelyn.milner@wisc.edu Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
UW-Milwaukee Phyllis King pking@uwm.edu Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
UW-Oshkosh Ken Price pricek@uwosh.edu Associate Director, University Studies Program, and Professor, Mathematics
UW-Parkside Gary Wood gary.wood@uwp.edu Vice Provost
UW-Platteville Melissa Gormley gormleym@uwplatt.edu Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Professor of History
UW-River Falls Kathy Tomlinson kathy.tomlinson@uwrf.edu Professor, Mathematics
Laurel Langford laurel.langford@uwrf.edu Chair, Mathematics
UW-Stevens Point Cindy McCabe cmccabe@uwsp.edu Chair, Department of Mathematical Sciences
UW-Stout Petre (Nelu) Ghenciu  ghenciup@uwstout.edu Chair and Professor, Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science
UW-Superior Nick Danz ndanz@uwsuper.edu Dean of Academic Affairs
UW-Whitewater Fe Evangelista evangelf@uww.edu Associate Dean, College of Letters and Sciences

 

Data Analysts

Institution Representative Email  Phone Affiliation
UW-Eau Claire Nicole Kraft kraftnl@uwec.edu 715-836-3345 Research Analyst, Institutional Research (IR)
UW-Green Bay Samantha Surowiec surowies@uwgb.edu 920-424-2195 Data Reporting Specialist
UW-La Crosse Natalie Solverson nsolverson@uwlax.edu 608-785-8006 Director, IR
UW-Madison Clare Huhn clare.huhn@wisc.edu 608-265-9276 Senior Policy and Planning Analyst, Academic Planning and IR
UW-Milwaukee Suyu Lin suyulin@uwm.edu 414-251-5355 Policy and Planning Analyst, Office of Assessment and IR
UW-Oshkosh Michael Watson watson@uwosh.edu 920-424-2184 Director, Office of IR
UW-Parkside John Standard standard@uwp.edu 262-595-2930 Associate Policy and Planning Analyst
UW-Platteville Michael Black blackmi@uwplatt.edu 608-342-1939 Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Matt Michaels michaelsm@uwplatt.edu 608-342-1334 Analyst, IR
UW-River Falls Tracy King tracy.king@uwrf.edu 715-425-4581  Provost and Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs Office
UW-Stevens Point Marv Noltze mnoltze@uwsp.edu 715-346-2762 Institutional Planner
UW-Stout Meridith Wentz wentzm@uwstout.edu 715-232-5312 Assistant Chancellor
UW-Superior Emily Neumann eneuman2@uwsuper.edu 715-394-8396 Director of Institutional Effectiveness
UW-Whitewater Rochelle Day DayRE25@uww.edu Business Intelligence Analyst

 

Advising Representatives

Institution Representative Email Affiliation
UW-Eau Claire John Reichert reichejr@uwec.edu Associate Director of Advising, Retention and Career Center
Erik Rotvold rotvolep@uwec.edu Academic Advisor, Business
UW-Green Bay Nora Kanzenbach kanzenbn@uwgb.edu Senior Advisor
Andrew Meyer meyera@uwgb.edu Transfer Services Coordinator
Pam Gilson gilsonp@uwgb.edu Testing Services Coordinator
UW-La Crosse Jo  Arney jarney@uwlax.edu Director of Student Success
UW-Milwaukee Jennifer Deroche jderoche@uwm.edu Senior Administrative Program Specialist; Freshman Academic Advisor
Kay Eilers kceilers@uwm.edu Director of Student Success
UW-Oshkosh Lisa Szromba szrombal@uwosh.edu Advisor
Jane Garrow garrowj@uwosh.edu Solution Center Advisor
UW-Parkside Neil Baumgartner baumgarn@uwp.edu Director of Academic and Career Advising
Anna Super stremlau@uwp.edu Academic Advisor
Bryan Lewis lewisb@uwp.edu Associate Dean, College of Natural and Health Sciences
Sergio Correa correa@uwp.edu Academic Advisor
Katie Nack knack@uwm.edu Nursing Consortium Advisor
UW-Platteville Elizabeth Runde rundeel@uwplatt.edu Academic Advisor
Jennifer Walsh walshjen@uwplatt.edu Director, Student Services, UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County
Stephanie Joyce joyces@uwplatt.edu Academic Advisor
UW-River Falls David Toles david.toles@uwrf.edu Transfer Advisor
UW-Stevens Point Jenna Fritsch jfritsch@uwsp.edu Academic and Career Advisor
Jessi Wendlandt jwendlan@uwsp.edu Academic and Career Advisor
UW-Stout Janine Thull thullj@uwstout.edu Director, Advisement Center
Linda Young youngl@uwstout.edu Associate Director of Admissions-Transfer
UW-Superior Janie Campbell jcampb41@uwsuper.edu Interim Registrar and Transfer Specialist
Kristen Jasperson kjaspers@uwsuper.edu Assistant Director, Academic Advising
UW-Whitewater Julie Janiak janiakj@uww.edu Academic Advisor, UW-Rock County

 

Branch Campus Representatives

Institution Representative Email Affiliation
UW-Eau Claire Wufeng Tian tianw@uwec.edu Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Barron County campus
UW-Green Bay Synde Kraus krauss@uwgb.edu Senior Lecturer, Mathematics, Sheboygan campus
UW-Milwaukee Shubhangi Stalder stalder@uwm.edu Professor, Mathematics, Waukesha campus
UW-Oshkosh Kathy Hopper hopperk@uwosh.edu Associate Lecturer and Developmental Math Instructional Program Manager, Fox Valley campus
Jane Garrow garrowj@uwosh.edu Solution Center Advisor, Fox Valley campus
UW-Platteville Kirthi Premadasa premadasaa@uwplatt.edu Associate Professor, Mathematics, Baraboo/Sauk County campus
Stephanie Kernik kerniks@uwplatt.edu Lecturer, Mathematics, Richland campus
UW-Stevens Point Kavita Bhatia kbhatia@uwsp.edu Professor, Mathematics, Marshfield campus
UW-Whitewater Mark Fuller fullerm@uww.edu Professor, Mathematics, Rock County campus
Julie Janiak janiakj@uww.edu TRIO Student Support Services Director, Rock County campus

 

Year 2 Faculty

Business

Institution Representative Email Affiliation
UW-Eau Claire Tim Vaughan vaughats@uwec.edu Professor, Management and Marketing
UW-Green Bay Gaurav Bansal bansalg@uwgb.edu Associate Professor, Business
UW-La Crosse Mary Hamman mhamman@uwlax.edu Associate Professor, Economics
Maggie McDermott mmcdermott@uwlax.edu Associate Professor, Marketing
UW-Milwaukee Layth Alwan alwan@uwm.edu Associate Professor, Business
UW-Oshkosh David Fuller fullerd@uwosh.edu Associate Professor, College of Business
UW-Parkside Sahar Bahmani bahmani@uwp.edu Associate Professor, Economics
UW-Platteville Les Hollingsworth hollingsworl@uwplatt.edu Associate Professor, Business
UW-River Falls Laura Boche laura.boche@uwrf.edu Director of Undergraduate Student Programs, College of Business and Economics
Ruxin Dai ruxin.dai@uwrf.edu Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Information Systems
UW-Stevens Point C.R. Marshall crmarshal@uwsp.edu Professor, School of Business and Economics
UW-Stout Kenny Mullins mullinsk@uwstout.edu Faculty, Business
UW-Superior Praopan Pratoomchat ppratoom@uwsuper.edu Assistant Professor, Economics
UW-Whitewater Matthew Winden windenm@uww.edu Associate Professor, Economics, College of Business and Economics
Garrett Smith smithgc@uww.edu Assistant Professor, Finance and Business Law Department

Education

Institution Representative Email Affiliation
UW-Eau Claire Jennifer Harrison harrisol@uwec.edu Associate Professor, Mathematics
Ryan Harrison harrisrm@uwec.edu Associate Professor Mathematics
UW-Green Bay Mary Gichobi gichobim@uwgb.edu Associate Professor, Education
UW-La Crosse Jenni McCool jmccool@uwlax.edu Associate Professor, Mathematics Education
UW-Madison Oh Hoon Kwon kwon@math.wisc.edu Associate Faculty Associate, Mathematics
UW-Milwaukee Xianwei Van Harpen vanharpe@uwm.edu Senior Lecturer, Mathematical Sciences
Kevin McLeod kevinm@uwm.edu Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences
UW-Oshkosh Jennifer Szydlik szydlik@uwosh.edu Professor, College of Education and Human Services
Stephanie Bernander bernands@uwosh.edu Assistant Professor, Teaching and Learning
UW-Parkside Dana Ryan ryand@uwp.edu Director, Advanced Professional Development
UW-Platteville Erin Edgington edgingte@uwplatt.edu Assistant Professor, edTPA Coordinator
Jason Thrun thrunj@uwplatt.edu Professor and Assistant Chair, Math Department
UW-River Falls Christy Pettis christy.pettis@uwrf.edu Teacher Education Faculty, College of Education and Professional Studies
Keith Nabb keith.nabb@uwrf.edu Assistant Professor, Mathematics
UW-Stevens Point Sirin Budak sbudak@uwsp.edu Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences
UW-Stout Kevin Mason masonk@uwstout.edu Faculty, Education
UW-Superior Kristin Riesgraf kriesgra@uwsuper.edu Senior Lecturer, Mathematics
UW-Whitewater Rachel Chaphalkar chaphalr@uww.edu Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Nursing

Institution Representative Email Affiliation
UW-Eau Claire Debra Jansen jansenda@uwec.edu Associate Dean, College of Nursing
Shannon Collins collinss@uwec.edu Clinical Associate Professor, Communications and Sciences Disorders
UW-Green Bay Myunghee Jun junm@uwgb.edu Assistant Professor, Nursing
UW-Milwaukee Robin Jens rjens@uwm.edu Assistant Dean, Nursing
UW-Oshksoh Jennifer Basler basler@uwosh.edu Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
UW-Parkside Katie Nack knack@uwm.edu Nursing Advisor
UW-Platteville Sharon Klavins klavinss@uwplatt.edu Professor, Biology
UW-Stevens Point Rebecca Sommer rsommer@uwsp.edu Associate Professor, School of Health Care Professionals
UW-Stout Ann Parsons parsonsa@uwstout.edu Faculty, Pre-Nursing/Biology
UW-Whitewater Anthony Millevolte millevoa@uww.edu Faculty, Pre-Nursing/Rock County Branch Campus

 

Year 1 Faculty

Arts & Humanities

Institution Representative Email Affiliation
UW-Eau Claire Manuel Fernandez fernanm@uwec.edu Associate Professor, Academic Program Director, Language
UW-Green Bay Jenny Young youngj@uwgb.edu Assistant Professor, Director of English Composition
UW-La Crosse Marie Moeller mmoeller@uwlax.edu Assistant Dean, College of Liberal Studies
UW-Madison Russ Shafer-Landau shaferlandau@wisc.edu Professor, Philosophy; Member, General Education Committee
UW-Milwaukee Dave Clark dclark@uwm.edu Associate Professor, English; Interim Dean, College of Letters & Science
UW-Oshkosh Ron Rindo rindo@uwosh.edu Faculty, English
UW-Parkside Trenton Baylor baylor@uwp.edu Associate Professor, Art
UW-Platteville Shane Drefcinski drefcins@uwplatt.edu Associate Professor, Philosophy
UW-River Falls Dan Paulus dan.paulus@uwrf.edu Assistant Professor and Chair, Art
UW-Stevens Point Tobias Barske tobias.barske@uwsp.edu Professor, World Languages and Literature
UW-Stout Emi Stuemke stuemkee@uwstout.edu Faculty, English and Philosophy
UW-Superior Hector Landa hlanda@uwsuper.edu Assistant Professor, Music
UW-Whitewater Jeff Herriott herriotj@uww.edu Professor, Music

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Institution Representative Email Affiliation
UW-Eau Claire Doug Matthews matthedb@uwec.edu Professor and Chair, Psychology
UW-Green Bay Kate Burns burnsk@uwgb.edu Associate Professor, Human Development, Psychology
UW-La Crosse Jocelyn Newton jnewton@uwlax.edu Associate Professor, Psychology
UW-Madison James Wollack jwollack@wisc.edu Director, UW-Madison Testing and Evaluation Services and
UW System Center for Placement Testing
UW-Milwaukee Aki Roberts aki@uwm.edu Associate Professor, Sociology
UW-Oshkosh Juyeon Son sonj@uwosh.edu Associate Professor, Sociology
UW-Parkside Mita Banerjee Banerjee@uwp.edu Assistant Professor, Sociology
UW-Platteville Dennis Carpenter dennis.carpenter@wisc.edu Associate Professor, Psychology
UW-River Falls Desiree Wiesen-Martin desiree.wiesenmartin@uwrf.edu Assistant Professor, Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology
UW-Stevens Point Mark Ferguson mark.ferguson@uwsp.edu Associate Professor, Psychology
UW-Stout Andy Swanson swansonandr@uwstout.edu Faculty, Social Science Department
UW-Superior Eleni Pinnow eppinow@uwsuper.edu Associate Professor, Psychology
UW-Whitewater Meg Waraczynski waracyzm@uww.edu Professor, Psychology
Matthew Winden windenm@uww.edu Assistant Professor, Economics

STEM

Institution Representative Email Affiliation
UW-Eau Claire Warren Gallagher wgallagh@uwec.edu Professor and Chair, Chemistry
UW-Green Bay Woo Jeon jeonw@uwgb.edu Associate Professor and Chair, Mathematics
UW-La Crosse Megan Litster mlitster@uwlax.edu Assistant Professor, Biology
Janet Kirsch jkirsch@uwlax.edu Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
UW-Madison David Anderson Anderson@math.wisc.edu Professor, Mathematics
UW-Milwaukee David McClanahan davidm@uwm.edu Faculty Associate, Electrical Engineering
UW-Oshkosh Lisa Dorn dorn@uwosh.edu Associate Professor, Biology
Caroline Geary caroline.geary@uwc.edu Professor, Chemistry
UW-Parkside Cathy Mossman mossman@uwp.edu Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
UW-Platteville Anne-Marie Lerner lerner@uwplatt.edu Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
UW-River Falls Rellen Hardtke rellen.hardtke@uwrf.edu Professor, Physics
Youngmi Kim youngmi.kim@uwrf.edu Assistant Professor, Agricultural Engineering Technology
UW-Stevens Point Erin Speetzen erin.speetzen@uwsp.edu Associate Professor, Chemistry
Tim Ginnett tim.ginnett@uwsp.edu Associate Dean, College of Natural Resources
UW-Stout Kenny Mullins mullinsk@uwstout.edu Faculty, Business
UW-Superior Peter Cook pcook2@uwsuper.edu Associate Professor, Physics
UW-Whitewater Catherine Chan chanc@uww.edu Associate Professor, Biology/Chemistry

 

Year 1 Advisory Members

Name Affiliation Email
Fay Akindes Director, Systemwide Professional & Instructional Development fakindes@uwsa.edu
Barbara Bales Director, Strategic Initiatives & Educational Innovation bbales@uwsa.edu
Angela Kellogg Senior Academic Planner, Office of Student Success  akellogg@uwsa.edu
Jackie Morgan Credit Transfer Technology Manager jmorgan@uwsa.edu
Carleen Vande Zande Associate VP of Academic Programs & Educational Innovation cvandezande@uwsa.edu